73points

Gstaad

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Gstaad review: 38 facts and highlights

Gstaad
73
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Gstaad

How does Gstaad compare to the average?

  • Ski slopes
    ?

    94vs60.8
  • Skiable area
    ?

    250kmvs112.87km
  • Restaurants
    ?

    31vs30.51
  • Mountain height
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    1950metersvs1140.23meters
  • Trails (medium)
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    35vs24.57
  • Ski lifts total capacity
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    53000vs29204.7
  • Longest run
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    10kmvs6.68km
  • Snowfall december
    ?

    96.8inchesvs40.47inches

General info

1.mountain height

1950meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.
2.distance from airport

157km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
3.opening hours

7.5hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
4.summit height above sealevel

3000meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.months open yearly

5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

94

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area

250km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

35

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
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In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
5.ski lifts total capacity

53000

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
6.trails (difficult)

11

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.

Leisure

1.restaurants

31

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
4.Has ice climbing areas
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Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

22

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
2.number of five star hotels

5

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
3.Has camping facilities
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Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

96.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.
2.snowfall november

2.7inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.
3.snowfall february

164inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
4.snowfall march

184.6inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
5.snowfall january

124inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.
6.snowfall april

196inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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